FS2012 | Projections

Jan - 23 - 2012

Integrated / Course Elective: Public Projections

051-1228-12 U
Fridays 13:00 – 16:00, HIT H12

Learn 3D, can be counted as course elective too!
Keywords: Perspective Illusions, 3D Modeling / Rendering, Blender 3D, Percent for Art (Kunst am Bau), Baden Stadtfest, VFX, Urban Scale Interaction/Animations

051-1228-12 U
Fridays 13:00 - 16:00, HIT H12

Learn 3D, can be counted as course elective too!
Keywords: Perspective Illusions, 3D Modeling / Rendering, Blender 3D, Percent for Art (Kunst am Bau), Baden Stadtfest, VFX, Urban Scale Interaction/Animations

In the course you will learn about the key concepts of projection mapping and the open source software “Blender 3D”. You will produce animations that intend to alter the perceiption of a building’s facade or  interact with the facade in a funny/graphical/informative way.

“Percent for art” / “Kunst am Bau” usually refers to art funded with a small percentage of large development projects.  In case you decide to elaborate the designs of this course as a thesis elective, you will have the unique opportunity to perform your projections to a large audience at Stadtfest Baden (+/-one million people in one week in August 2012).

Using Blender you can either dig in deeper in what you already know about 3D visualization or use this opportunity to learn how to model and render in 3D from an animation point of view. This should be easily adoptable to your own projects and/or favourite 3D render software.

Flyer.pdf

Supervision: Lukas Treyer

References: Vimeo Playlist, Youtube Playlist

Jan - 24 - 2012

Science City Christmas Projection 2011

In december 2011 a group of students showed a few projections as a part of their thesis electives. The goal was to influence the perceiption of the facade above the bistro.

In december 2011 a group of students showed a few projections as a part of their thesis electives. The goal was to influence the perceiption of the facade above the bistro.

Feb - 24 - 2012

Public Projections Introduction

Podcast, Feb 24th 2012
Podcast of the introductory presentation of the course and the site in Baden.

Feb - 27 - 2012

Blender: Give it a start!

Main links:  Blender Beginner's Tutorial (CGCookie), Blender Beginner's Tutorial (Rowan Stringer),  Interface Customization  , Blender's official tutorial page, BlenderGuru (Andrew Price) , CGCookie , News: Blendernation

Main links:  Blender Beginner's Tutorial (CGCookie), Blender Beginner's Tutorial (Rowan Stringer), Interface Customization , Blender's official tutorial page, BlenderGuru (Andrew Price) , CGCookie , News: Blendernation

Feb - 28 - 2012

Excercise 1 – Modelling

Deadline: March 8th, 12:00 
Read pages 9 to 29 in the Precision Modelling Tutorial. 
Hand in two models and a description.

Deadline: March 8th, 12:00
Read pages 9 to 29 in the Precision Modelling Tutorial.
Hand in two models and a description.

Feb - 28 - 2012

Excercise 2 – Animation

Deadline: March 12th, 12:00
Try to come up with an animation similar to stuffmatic's Blob Study.
 ~10-30sec/250-750 frames. Render 10 to 30 frames (1 frame / sec) to get familiar with the render settings.

Deadline: March 12th, 12:00
Try to come up with an animation similar to stuffmatic's Blob Study.
~10-30sec/250-750 frames. Render 10 to 30 frames (1 frame / sec) to get familiar with the render settings.

Mar - 01 - 2012

Excercise 3 – Rendering

Deadline: March 29th, 12:00
Do one Cycles and one Blender internal renderer tutorial, if you haven't done so.
Hand in a few pictures of your (current) projection idea and share some notes about it in a text file.

Deadline: March 29th, 12:00
Do one Cycles and one Blender internal renderer tutorial, if you haven't done so.
Hand in a few pictures of your (current) projection idea and share some notes about it in a text file.

Mar - 29 - 2012

Great Tutorial for Interior Visualizations

Jonathan Williamson posted a great tutorial on Blendercookie on how to render interior architectural visualizations with Blender/Cycles. In addition you will get a basic understanding of the [...]

Mar - 29 - 2012

Parametric Models (with Blender’s drivers)

With the help of drivers we can manipulate attributes of objects with python expressions (among others). Accessing any object\'s attribute by python enables us to link attributes between different objects, [...]

Mar - 29 - 2012

Excercise 4 – Programming: Games & Drivers

Choose between a) and b)

a) Try "something parametric" you might use in your design course or for the projection itself. Use Blender\'s "Driver" feature to accomplish this task. Drivers are [...]

Mar - 29 - 2012

Excursion: Richti Model Projection

On March 29th students of the "Public Projections" course had a look at the urban model of the Richti Areal in Wallisellen, Zurich. The projections, which are [...]

Apr - 20 - 2012

Excercise 5 – Rendering Sections

Use the Section.blend file from this forum thread to find out how to render sections of an object. Choose between a) and [...]

Apr - 27 - 2012

Projection Mapping and Spacial Illusions

At christmas 2010 and 2011 students of ETH used projections to illuminate the piazza at ETH Zurich Campus Hönggerberg. 
With spacial illusions it is important to know that the illusion usually works only for one view point. Due to our shifted camera method and Blender's "driver" feature (simplified python scripts) we are now able to animate the view point as well.

At christmas 2010 and 2011 students of ETH used projections to illuminate the piazza at ETH Zurich Campus Hönggerberg. With spacial illusions it is important to know that the illusion usually works only for one view point. Due to our shifted camera method and Blender's "driver" feature (simplified python scripts) we are now able to animate the view point as well.

May - 09 - 2012

Stadtfest Baden Templates

In this post all templates for the projections in Baden are being assembled. To start with a file containing the setup for the final presentation of the semester on a model, later on some setups for real scale projections.

In this post all templates for the projections in Baden are being assembled. To start with a file containing the setup for the final presentation of the semester on a model, later on some setups for real scale projections.

May - 15 - 2012

Line Drawing Abstraction

Just stumbled upon this image.

Just stumbled upon this image.

May - 31 - 2012

Export 2D drawings

Script that allows you to project your camera view onto a plane. What your camera see is being reproduced with vertices and lines - ready for exporting. 2D-Projection.blend.zip

Script that allows you to project your camera view onto a plane. What your camera see is being reproduced with vertices and lines - ready for exporting. 2D-Projection.blend.zip

Aug - 21 - 2012

First pictures of the projections in Baden

We are very proud to show a few early pictures of the projections at Stadtfest Baden. 
You can find the gallery here. We would like to thank the [...]

Oct - 22 - 2012

Architectural Projections in Baden

In August 2012 students presented the "Public Projections" they did for their thesis electives. The projections were shown at Stadtfest Baden together with the works of projection artists. Cooperation between ETH Zürich, Information Architecture and Stadtfest Baden.

In August 2012 students presented the "Public Projections" they did for their thesis electives. The projections were shown at Stadtfest Baden together with the works of projection artists. Cooperation between ETH Zürich, Information Architecture and Stadtfest Baden.